Riders raise $84,000 for the PBTF in Michigan, North Carolina
August 26, 2014
The following is an industry press release...
Michigan Star Andrew is ready to take off.
Ride for Kids motorcyclists in Michigan and North Carolina raised more than $84,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation on Aug. 24.
More than 400 riders attended the events in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Asheville, N.C., to honor our Stars, local children with brain tumors: Andrea, Andrew, Hannah, Holmes, Jon, Matthew, Megan, Ruth, Ryan, Sarah, Stacy and Zachary.
Pediatric hematologist-oncologist Dr. Carl Koschmann of University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers told the crowd, “This is the perfect event for funneling money to the right field for the patients that really need breakthroughs. It gives an opportunity for researchers to see the people who are really invested in this research and put stories with the patients that we get to be involved with.”
Asheville Ride for Kids Star Matthew is grateful that motorcyclists support this cause. “Thank you very much for all the fundraising and donations,” he said. “Your money goes to research that has saved mine and thousands of lives.”
Making life better for Ride for Kids Stars is the reason motorcyclists across the country ride for the PBTF, which funds medical research and family support programs to help eliminate the challenges of childhood brain tumors.
Read more about the rides here
The events are still collecting donations online at www.rideforkids.org. Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through Sept. 24.